Weekend events Nov. 9-11


Northern Wasco County PUD Board of Directors are holding a special session this morning at 8:30 in the OUD board room to hold a public hearing to consider the award of a public improvement contract as an exemption from public bidding.

The Dalles Middle School will host its annual “Salute to Our Veterans” on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. All local Veterans and their families are invited to this assembly meant to honor those who have served or are currently serving our country in any branch of the United States Military. This year’s tribute will include Mr. Nick Kirby reciting “The Ragged Old Flag”, a recitation of John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields”, as well as our guest speaker, Mrs. Amy Shively Hawk. Mrs. Hawk is the daughter of Captain James R. Shively, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who was shot down in Vietnam and taken as a Prisoner of War for six years. Mrs. Hawk is the author of the book “Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton” and will have books available for purchase as well as be on site for book signings. The Dalles Middle School band, combined with The Dalles High School Band, will perform “The Marches of the Armed Forces” as well as other music selections.
Following the assembly, The Dalles Middle School will provide refreshments to Veterans and their family who attend. Students will have an opportunity to meet and speak with the Veterans to hear stories and thank them for their service. The U.S. Army National Guard from The Dalles Readiness Center will also have a military vehicle on site for viewing and photo opportunities.
Murder at the Granada Friday and Saturday  6 to 10 pm. Presenting The Medieval Murders.  Guests will feast with the King and Queen as serving wenches cater to the Lords and Ladies’ every whim, but beware – unruly guests may be whisked off to the stocks! Costumes are optional but really fun! Awards abound between feasting and dancing, jousting, pie eating contest, best costumes, and of course, top detective! See if you can solve the murder mystery. Due to adult-themed content, under 18 will be admitted only with parental guidance. Tickets $40 includes dinner and interactive performance.

The Mid-Columbia Senior Center’s “LET’S TALK” conversation on the joys and challenges of aging continues today at 11 am at the senior center, The focus on today’s conversation will be sharing what you enjoy doing with your time.

Three-day Columbia Gorge wine weekend kicks off tonight at 5 pm with a wine soiree in the Gorge Room at the Best Western Hood River Inn. This 21-and-over event features wines from 18 wineries in the Gorge. Ticket price $45 in advance, $60 at the door includes complimentary tastings, hors-d’oeuvres, and a commemorative wine glass. There will also be a silent auction and your ticket also unlocks access to special offers at all participating wineries throughout the weekend. Wineries in attendance to include: Stave & Stone, Cathedral Ridge Winery, Hood Crest Winery, Wy’East Vineyards, COR Cellars, Cerulean, Idiot’s Grace Wines, Hawkins Cellars, Waving Tree Winery, Maryhill Winery, Mt. Hood Winery, Domaine Pouillon, The Pines 1852, Viento, Tetrahedron, White Salmon Vineyards, Phelps Creek Vineyard, Jacob Williams Winery and more!
Plays for non-profits presents the musical comedy Nunsense  today and tomorrow at 1:30 at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Proceeds benefit Providence Hospital Foundation’s music therapy program. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students.

Veterans Day annual breakfast at the Hood River Elks Lodge starting at 8 am Saturday.  This event is free and open to the entire community of all ages. Breakfast buffet and beverages included; alcoholic beverages for purchase for those over 21. Donations are accepted and there will be several raffle prizes available from businesses and individuals in the community. Bring a winter donation item such as a hat, scarf, gloves, socks, etc. and receive a free raffle ticket. All proceeds directly benefit a new support services program being launched by the Hood River Elks. The program will work with the Veterans Sservice Officer to identify local veterans in need of additional support, socialization, activities, and more, and connect them with our service provider. Generously sponsored by Insitu, Windermere Real Estate, Avenue Properties, Safeway, & Brian Towey.

It’s the  2nd Annual Columbia River Indian Autumn Saturday  9 am to 5 pm  at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum. Admission is free for all. The event will feature artisans, musicians and vendors throughout the day from our regional Native American community. For more information call 541-296-8600 ext. 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org. The day’s activities will include dance groups, a workshop on tule duck decoy making taught by artist Pat Courtney Gold, a presentation “Our Celilo Village and connection to the N’Chi-Wana (Big River)” given by Aurolyn Stwyer, plus traditional Indian games and drumming with Jefferson Greene, flintknapping with Clayton Carter, Brigette McConville demonstrating basket making techniques with cedar, willow, tule, and cattails, plus a variety of local craft vendors.
Hood River Church of the Nazarene 3rd Annual Christmas Bazaar 10 am to 3 pm Saturday at 2168 Belmont in Hood River. Admission is free.
The Wasco County Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at St. Alphonsus Parish Hall 420 NE First St. in Dufur,n. The doors open at 11:30 with luncheon to be served at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be catered by Cobblestone Catering.$15.00 per person. Annual membership dues will be collected at the meeting.The program is a talk by Mike Schend, who has been a tour guide on the Barlow Road for 35 years. His talk will focus on those who established the toll road and those who braved the hardships of the grueling trip. The road was in operation from1843 and in various forms until 1918. The Dufur Historical Society will have their exhibits open to the public before and after the meeting (depending on the weather).
Family Peace Fair  1 to 5 pm Saturday at Rockford Grange in Hood River. The event is billed as a “friend-raiser” hosted by Columbia Gorge Peace Village.
The play Dr. Faustus  2 pm Saturday  in the Lecture Hall on the 3rd Floor of Building 2 at Columbia Gorge Community College. Doors open at 1:30. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors
Public Veterans Day event  9:30 to 11:30 Sunday at the Stonehenge to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The free event includes music, guest speakers and laying wreaths. All are invited to attend a reception at Maryhill Museum following the service.
Goldendale Veterans Day Parade begins at 2 pm on Columbus Ave in Goldendale. Contact The American Legion at 509-773-4265 to join the parade or find out more about it.  The Dalles Veterans Day parade will be Monday Nov 12 from 11 am to noon.